Why We Chose Lowe Alpine Revolt 35: Supreme carry comfort, considered design, durable
We’re big fans of the packs that Lowe Alpine produce. They’re a consistent feature in our Outdoor 100 buyer’s guides each year.
The brand needs little introduction really, but what you might not be aware of is the fact that alongside their hiking pack range, the team at Lowe Alpine have also been making some quality ski options as well. The now discontinued Descent 35 was a great example of this quality and having been extremely impressed with its past iterations we were excited to get our hands on this new ski offering from the brand, called the Revolt 35.
Who Is The Revolt 35 For?
Lowe Alpine tend to be good at catering for specific activities. There’s the climbing-specific Halcyon, for instance, and the long-distance focussed Cerro Torre. This, the Revolt 35, is their out-and-out ski mountaineering/touring pack.
The Revolt series comes in either 25 or 35 litre sizes. The 35-litre version (pictured and reviewed here) is designed for multi-day hut-to-hut ski touring missions while the 25-litre will make for a great single day pack for those travelling on glacial terrain, or for when taking on technical ski descents where an ice axe, crampons, rope, harness and so on are needed to keep you safe.
Stability has been built into this through what Lowe Alpine are calling the ‘TriFlex Carry System’. This system utilises three structural components to ensure the load remains stable on your back, however much your (obviously flawless) skiing technique is shifting things about. It consists of an internal steel frame that reinforces the back (yet still offers flex when needed), while a snow-shedding EVA back panel, along with a padded hip belt, are both there to keep things comfortable.